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October 4th, 2017 Dr Paul Soko of Life Healthcare was elected to the board of directors of the Hospital Association of SA (Hasa) at the AGM held during the association’s just-completed conference. He is an executive of Life Healthcare’s clinical...

September 27th, 2017 The KwaZulu-Natal government has paid tribute to Sifiso Mbambo, nurse so dedicated to his work that he once went as far as walking to patients to deliver antiretroviral drugs. News24 reports that the KZN Department of Health hailed Sifiso...

September 20th, 2017 Tom Frieden, former director of the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, is starting a new initiative to tackle some of global health's thorniest issues: cardiovascular disease and epidemics. Frieden, a former New York City health...

August 23rd, 2017 The CEO of the non-profit organisation Right to Care, Professor Ian Sanne, has been elected to serve a second term as the international vice-chair of the AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG) Network, which is the largest HIV/Aids clinical trials...

August 23rd, 2017 The Board of Healthcare Funders of Southern Africa (BHF) has appointed Dr Katlego Mothudi, a former executive with Sizwe Medical Fund, to take on the role of MD from 1 September 2017. Following an extensive recruitment and assessment process,...

August 9th, 2017 The contribution of specialist surgeon, Dr Gert du Toit, for his work in laparoscopic gastric bypass procedures has been recognised with the inaugural Centre of the Year award from the SA Society for Surgery, Obesity and metabolism...

June 21st, 2017 Africa’s youngest neurosurgeon, Mthatha-born Dr Ncumisa Jilata, reminds us day-after-day that education is a foundation for success and a bridge from our past to our future. Education is the foundation of opportunities and the key to a better life...

May 24th, 2017 Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus from Ethiopia will be the next director general of the World Health Organisation (WHO), the first African to head up the UN agency, after winning the most votes from 186 member states. BBC News reports that he replaces...
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